It is amazing how much the world has changed in 3 short weeks. Real estate in the Seattle metro area is no exception. Open Houses are being cancelled, in fact NWMLS (Northwest Multiple Listing Service) has disabled the ability to advertise Open Houses for the time being. But that does not mean Real Estate deals are not happening. A quick check of the NWMLS site shows 750 new listings, 1433 contracts written and accepted (Pending) & 638 closings -ALL IN THE LAST 3 DAYS!!
Both of my upcoming listings are on track for early April, but we will now have to be creative in our approach to marketing. Video tours will be more important and each home will be equipped with sanitizing supplies.
Sellers should expect a bit slower closing times but limited inventory still is working in their favor.
Buyers should realize this is an opportunity to be aggressive in their search. Using the Coldwell Banker search engine will allow us to collaborate on listings in real time with minimal face to face contact. Go to Kurts search sign up page here to create an account.
And, of course, I will come out and show properties as long as we practice safe distancing and we both are not showing signs of illness.
In closing, STAY SAFE, and call or email me if you have any needs. real estate or not, I am here to serve you!